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Summary

Dedicated, successful and enthusiastic sales coordinator, highly skilled in interpersonal communications, organization and event planning to produce events from conception through to completion. Will provide an exceptional experience, outstanding customer service and organize memorable events that meet quality expectations.  Eager to learn how to grow revenue and profitability in this field while maximizing customer satisfaction. 

Work experience

Sept 2016Current

Sales Coordinator

PSAV

San Diego, CA - Communicate by telephone and written correspondence to determine clients needs. Review final billing with client and obtain approval on all event technology charges. Develop and maintain long-term relationships with VIP and repeat clients. Follow up with clients through thank-you letters and post-event service evaluations.  Cultivate and maintain relationships with customers, hotel staff and fellow colleaguesUse customized meeting diagrams, billing system and marketing materials to create and deliver sales presentations detailing equipment, services and labor estimates. Assist Director with forecasting revenue and capture rate reporting.  Attend all onsite inspections and pre-event and post-event meetings. 

Sept 2008Sept 2016

Catering Manager

Sweet and Savory

San Diego, CA Catering Manager - Manage weddings, meetings and special events. Execute menu development and organization for larger catered events, sought out purveyors from small farms to gourmet retailers. Hire staff for all events. Direct staff members before, during and after events to ensure success. Coordinate with all appropriate departments to meet clients' needs and expectations.

Jul 2005Sept 2008

Culinary Director

Culinary Entertainment Group, Inc

New York, NY  Stage Director/Culinary Director - Assisted celebrity chefs; Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman, Jacques Pepin, Sara Moulton, Alton Brown, Martin Yan, Iron Chef Morimoto, Iron Chef Sakai and many more on stage. Worked closely with our A/V team; Entertainment Design Group. Directed the Simon Super Chefs Live tour as well as arranging and training staff for each event. Managed on stage programming and segment direction.  Created run of show for each live event. Coordinated local tv segments for Food Network chefs. Developed and implemented strategic operating plans for Food University.

Education

Associate of Science Degree, Culinary Management

Art Institute of California-San Diego

Business Administration

Mesa College

Skills

Communication, Adaptable/Versatile, Multi-Tasking, Personnel Management, Client Relations, Scheduling, Inventory/Purchasing, Time Management

Certification

ServeSafe, Safety and Sanitation, Nutrition, Management and Supervision